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Topic: Doctor Bob (Robert Smith)
And from the July 1944 issue. . .
During nine years in AA I have observed that those who follow the AA program with the greatest earnestness and zeal not only maintain sobriety, but often acquire finer characteristics and attitudes...
A Sampling of the First Anniversary Issue: <emphasis type="italic">July 1945</emphasis>
WITH THE JULY 1945 ISSUE the Grapevine celebrated its first year of publication. In an article written especially for the occasion, Bill writes: The Grapevine has just completed the first year of its...
September 1948
THE feeling one belongs to and has a definite personal part in the work of a growing and spiritually prospering organization for the release of the alcoholics of mankind from a deadly enslavement is...
The Grapevine's 20th Anniversary reprint from the September, 1948, issue Dr. Bob was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., in 1879. He died in Akron, Ohio, on November 19, 1950. In 1935, Bill W. and Dr. Bob...
From the September 1948 Grapevine
IT IS GRATIFYING to feel that one belongs to and has a definite personal part in the work of a growing and spiritually prospering organization for the release of the alcoholics of mankind from a...
In an issue of the Grapevine dedicated to the memory of Dr. Bob, Bill writes of the beginnings and of an ending that was not an end - From the January 1951 Grapevine (now out of print)
SERENELY remarking to his attendant, "I think this is it," Dr. Bob passed out of our sight and hearing November nineteenth at noonday. So ended the consuming malady [cancer] wherein he had so well...
From the July 1944 Grapevine
DURING NINE years in AA, I have observed that those who follow the Alcoholics Anonymous program with the greatest earnestness and zeal not only maintain sobriety but often acquire finer...
A priest of the church contrasts AA's program of spiritual recovery with our all too often distorted public image - From the April 1972 Grapevine
A CLEAR DISTINCTION between AA and religion is important, not only for our own peace of mind and intelligent working of the program, but also for the public image that we project. The continuity and...
From the September 1948 Grapevine
IT IS GRATIFYING to feel that one belongs to and has a definite personal part in the work of a growing and spiritually prospering organization for the release of the alcoholics of mankind from a...
Two articles by Bill W.--one written before and one after the establishment of the General Service Conference - From the October 1947 Grapevine
Dear AAs: Dr. Bob and I have a problem. We'd like to share it frankly with you. In actuality, AA has a score of "founders," men and women without whose special contributions AA might never have been...

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